OSHA Alliance signing ceremony

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt, USDOL-OSHA (seated, center), with Darryl Smith, President & CEO, NWRA (seated, left) and David Biderman, Executive Director & CEO, SWANA (seated, right) along with representatives of NWRA, SWANA, and OSHA at the Alliance signing ceremony on September 27, 2019.

OSHA Alliance Program

SWANA has formed a National Alliance with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) to protect the safety and health of workers in the solid waste industry. During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will address transportation hazards, including backovers and distracted driving; slips, trips, and falls; musculoskeletal injuries; heat and cold stress; and needle stick and other hazards.

SWANA and our Alliance partners will develop and share information about preventing and mitigating hazards through articles, toolkits, fact sheets, exhibits at local and national industry conferences, and discussions at forums and other meetings. We will also focus efforts and outreach on small- and medium-sized employers. SWANA’s Safety Committee, which also manages the annual Safety Summit and Safety Awards program, will lead efforts to implement the Alliance work plan.

Safe + Sound

Safe + Sound logo

SWANA is a proud supporter of Safe + Sound, OSHA's year-round campaign to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program that includes management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards.

Safe + Sound Week is August 10 – 16, 2020!